Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Paul Auchterlonie

Paul has nearly three decades of experience consulting for leading healthcare, education, and behavioral healthcare entities nationwide. As an executive advisor, CEO, and expert in education & behavioral health, he has spent the past decade running his own consulting practice, focusing primarily on turning around and guiding entities in the behavioral health space. Paul enjoys building teams and companies, improving revenue cycle management, customer service workflows and infrastructure, marketing & PR, and is passionate about creating socially impactful entities.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, Paul worked for a research firm evaluating educational and mental health programs. He then earned his master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied social sector administration. Paul has also worked for Harvard University, Elements Behavioral Health (startup phase 2009), Aspen Education Group, and The Right Step. Paul is a thought leader and frequent keynote speaker in the field. Although he has accomplished a great deal professionally, he cites his proudest achievement is being a dad to six children – four of his own and two step kids – now all in high school and college.

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Dustin Wagner
Dustin Wagner, M.A., LPC (LPC13993)

Chief Operating Officer

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Dustin oversees operations for all Paradigm Treatment locations, including day-to-day programming, treatment content and quality, growth management and strategy, and team support to all therapeutic and operational staff. Having previously worked at Paradigm in the roles of Therapist and Program Director, Dustin is also a skilled clinician with an emphasis on family systems who continues to provide direct support both to Paradigm families and youth. Prior to joining the Paradigm team, Dustin served as Program Manager at Arizona Child and Family Support Services in Flagstaff, an agency providing community-based wraparound services for youth and family treatment. At CFSS, Dustin also built, facilitated and oversaw an Intensive Outpatient Program. He also served as an individual and group therapist for Northern Arizona Substance Abuse Services working with the Drug Court; as a therapist for youth in juvenile detention; and as a wilderness therapist for a program that worked throughout Northern Arizona.

Dustin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Northern Arizona University and has over 15 years of experience working with adolescents in a variety of settings. He is also certified in EMDR and Parent Effectiveness Training. Dustin’s motivation as both a therapist and a manager exemplify his deep desire to provide the insightful support and guidance that youth need to make the changes that will profoundly improve their well-being, relationships, and their futures.

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Elyse Galles, M.D.

Dr. Galles completed her psychiatry residency at UC San Diego after attending medical school at the University of Iowa. She also earned her BA in Human Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Galles has served as Resident Psychiatrist at UCSD in inpatient and outpatient settings and with a particular focus on college mental health. She has also worked as an outpatient psychiatrist at the Family Health Center of San Diego.

Dr. Galles believes that taking care of our mental health requires that we address our overall health and well-being, including eating habits, exercise, cultivating healthy relationships, and finding meaning in our day to day life. She has a particular interest in college student mental health and helping young adults build a healthy foundation to succeed in achieving their goals.

In her free time, Dr. Galles enjoys surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and anything else outdoors.

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Lucy Bramwell
Lucy Bramwell, M.S., LMFT (LMFT 101033)

Clinical Director, Paradigm Treatment

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Lucy helms all clinical treatment directives, programs, and services across Paradigm Treatment’s southwestern territory, and provides ongoing clinical group supervision specifically to our Southern California staff. Lucy also worked extensively with young adults in a private practice setting. She also treated children and teens with emotional and behavioral needs at multiple school sites as a therapist. Lucy has comprehensive experience as a behavior interventionist working with teens with developmental disorders, and as a therapist at an intensive outpatient program for mental health and substance dependency. Additionally, Lucy has a background that includes working at a residential facility that uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treat borderline personality disorder.

Lucy is passionate about helping her clients discover their own strengths and use their unique qualities to create a more fulfilled life. She integrates the practical components of various cognitive-behavioral approaches with the gentle practice of mindfulness, compassion, and cultural sensitivity. Lucy received her Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health at California State University, Fullerton. She also received an Excellence in Research Award studying parent-adolescent relationships when she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.

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Guy Ashton
Guy Ashton

Senior Accountant

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Guy oversees the Financing and Accounting division, including vendor relations, daily correspondence, monthly and quarterly financial reporting across multiple categories.

Guy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa, with an emphasis on Accounting and Audit. He has over 20 years of experience working in various industries as an accountant, including 9 years with CBS Television and 5 years at Twentieth Century Fox. Guy has a passion for numbers and the overall viability of the organization. Guy has traveled the world and his other interests include running, golf, and art.

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